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A Cup of Sunday Morning Tea

face_4-20.bmpThe Tax Day Tea Parties were a topic on every Sunday morning show, but the way they were discussed varied between programs.

The most talked about tea party quote came from President Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod on CBS’ Face the Nation. “The thing that bewilders me is this President just cut taxes for 95% of the American people, so I think the teabags should be directed elsewhere,” he said. Later in the morning, Axelrod’s comments were discussed on CNN’s State of the Union.

thisweek_4-20.bmpOn ABC’s This Week, the panel spent nearly nine minutes discussing the parties. “The coverage itself was so politically charged,” said Peggy Noonan. “Liberal newspapers were subtly dismissive, conservative cable news houses were more than subtly supportive.”

David Gregory brought the tea parties up several times on NBC’s Meet the Press, including during his interview with National Economic Council director Larry Summers. “I’ve been surprised by these tea parties,” he said.

On FOX News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked his guests, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Claire McCaskill, for their take, but also brought it up during the panel.

Brit Hume noted it was “ignored by some in the media,” while Juan Williams said, “I think a lot of it is media generated.”

And on Reliable Sources, a heated debate took place over the tea parties. Click continued to see the clip…


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